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Auction Description for Swann: GUTZWILLER ASTRONOMY & SCIENCE BOOKS
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2343 - Astronomy & Science Books from the Library of Martin C. Gutzwiller - begins at 10:30am in New York on Thursday, April 3. All material in Sale 2343 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows: Sat, Mar 29: Noon to 5pm - Mon, Mar 31: 10am to 6pm - Tues, Apr 1: 10am to 6pm - Wed, Apr 2: 10am to 6pm - No exhibition on day of sale.

GUTZWILLER ASTRONOMY & SCIENCE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

207 lots with images

April 3, 2014

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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ACADÉMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES, Paris. Histoire . . . jusqu'à 1699.  Vols. 1-8 and 10 (of 11) in 12 (of 14).  1729-34

Lot 1: ACADÉMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES, Paris. Histoire . . . jusqu'à 1699. Vols. 1-8 and 10 (of 11) in 12 (of 14). 1729-34

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Description: ACADÉMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES, Paris. Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences depuis son Établissement en 1666 jusqu'à 1699. Volumes 1-8 and 10 (of 11) in 12 (of 14). 233 (of ?) folding engraved plates * Table Alphabétique des Matières continues dans l'Histoire & les Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences . . . Tome Premier. Années 1666-1698. Together, 13 volumes. 4to, 250x184 mm, contemporary calf gilt, varying worm damage to bindings of first 6 volumes; intermittent toning and offsetting from plates, marginal dampstaining and worming in blank lower margins at end of Volume 1; bookplates removed. Paris: G. Martin et al., 1729-33; Compagnie des Libraires, 1734

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ACADÉMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES ET BELLES LETTRES, Berlin. Histoire.  8 vols.  1746-53

Lot 2: ACADÉMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES ET BELLES LETTRES, Berlin. Histoire. 8 vols. 1746-53

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Description: ACADÉMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES ET BELLES LETTRES, Berlin. Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles Lettres de Berlin, Année MDCCLXV[-MDCCLII], avec les Mémoires pour la même Année, tirés des Registres de cette Académie. 69 (of 72?) engraved plates. 7 volumes * Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles Lettres, depuis son Origine jusqu'à présent. Together, 8 volumes. 4to, 224x185 mm, modern 1/4 purple morocco with red morocco lettering pieces, spines faded; contents toned or browned with mostly moderate foxing. Berlin: Haude, 1746-53; 1752

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ACTA ERUDITORUM.  Opuscula omnia Actis Eruditorum Lipsiensibus inserta.  Vols. 1-6 (of 7).  1740-46

Lot 3: ACTA ERUDITORUM. Opuscula omnia Actis Eruditorum Lipsiensibus inserta. Vols. 1-6 (of 7). 1740-46

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Description: (ACTA ERUDITORUM.) Opuscula omnia Actis Eruditorum Lipsiensibus inserta. Volumes 1-6 (of 7). 163 folding engraved plates; folding table. Together, 6 volumes. 4to, 228x165 mm, contemporary calf gilt with morocco lettering pieces, joints cracked, cords intact, vertical crack in Volume 4 spine; contents crisp and clean. Venice: Giovanni Battista Pasquali, 1740-46

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ADAMS, JOHN COUCH. Bound volume containing 17 offprints or reprints of papers on astronomy and mathematics.  1854-88

Lot 4: ADAMS, JOHN COUCH. Bound volume containing 17 offprints or reprints of papers on astronomy and mathematics. 1854-88

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Description: ADAMS, JOHN COUCH. Bound volume containing 17 offprints or reprints of papers on astronomy and mathematics, from Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society except as noted. 8vo, 210x135 mm, late 19th-century 1/2 calf by Wilson of Cambridge, missing bottom portion of spine, covers detached; contents clean. Ownership inscription of the astronomer Alexander Freeman (1838-1897) dated 1893, reading in part, 'The whole of these reprints were given to me by the widow of the late Professor John Couch Adams.' Vp, 1854-1888

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ALFONSO DE CÓRDOBA. Tabule Astronomice Elisabeth Regine.  1503

Lot 5: ALFONSO DE CÓRDOBA. Tabule Astronomice Elisabeth Regine. 1503

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Description: ALFONSO DE CÓRDOBA. Tabule Astronomice Elisabeth Regine. [51] (of [52]) leaves, including blank B8; lacks last leaf with colophon and printer's device. 4to, 213x151 mm, 20th-century 1/2 morocco, spine faded, covers slightly warped; scattered foxing and early marginalia, single small wormhole throughout not impairing legibility. Stamp of the bookseller Giuseppe Martini (1870-1944) on title and last page. (Venice: Petrus Liechtenstein, 1503)

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ALMANAC.  Almanach Royal, Année Bissextile MDCCLXXXVIII.  1787

Lot 6: ALMANAC. Almanach Royal, Année Bissextile MDCCLXXXVIII. 1787

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Description: (ALMANAC.) Almanach Royal, Année Bissextile MDCCLXXXVIII. 716 pages. 8vo, 192x121 mm, contemporary mottled calf gilt with calf lettering piece, spine brittle, ends worn; some toning and minor foxing. Paris: widow d'Houry & Debure, (1787)

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APIANUS, PETRUS. Astronomicum Caesareum.  2 vols.  1967

Lot 7: APIANUS, PETRUS. Astronomicum Caesareum. 2 vols. 1967

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Description: APIANUS, PETRUS. Astronomicum Caesareum. Complete color facsimile with accompanying volume of explanatory text in German and English. Together, 2 volumes. Folio, 447x305 mm, original gilt-lettered pigskin, and 4to, 296x210 mm, original cloth-backed boards; contents clean, volvelles loose on K3r in facsimile; publisher's board folding case, slightly worn along edges. Leipzig, 1967

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ARCHIMEDES. Opera omnia.  1544  Bound after APOLLONIUS of Perga.  Opera.  1537

Lot 8: ARCHIMEDES. Opera omnia. 1544 Bound after APOLLONIUS of Perga. Opera. 1537

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Description: ARCHIMEDES. Opera omnia . . . Adjecta quoque sunt Eutocii Ascalonitae in eosdem Archimedis libros commentaria. Greek text with Latin translation by Jacopo da Cremona; edited by Thomas Gechauff. [8], 139, [1]; [4], 65, [3]; [8], 163, [1]; 68, [1] (of [3]) pages, including register/colophon leaf at end; lacks last leaf, blank except for printer's device on verso. 4 parts in one volume. bound after:/span APOLLONIUS of Perga. Opera. Latin translation by Giovanni Battista Memmo. Title in red and black within woodcut historiated border depicting ancient Greek and Roman philosophers and authors. 88, [2] leaves, including final blank. Together, 2 volumes in one, both with woodcut text diagrams throughout. Folio, 312x212 mm, contemporary pigskin over wooden boards, blind-tooled to panel design formed by concentric ornamental rolls, brass catches, one catch (of 2); generally bright internally, with dampstaining in upper inner corners at beginning and end of volume and along top edges in between, few tiny wormholes through blank upper and outer margins in second half of the volume. 17th-century ownership inscription of the Glauburg family of Frankfurt ("Est Adolfi à Glauburg IC, Joannis Adolfi à Glauburg, Jacobi Marquardi à Glauburg") on the title of Apollonius; unidentified early 20th(?)-century woodcut bookplate on verso. This lot is not from the Gutzwiller collection. Basel: Johann Herwagen, 1544; (Venice: Bernardino Bindoni for Giovanni Battista Memmo, 1537)

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ARGOLI, ANDREA. Ephemerides exactissimae caelestium motuum ad longitudinem Almae Urbis, et Tychonis Brahe hypotheses. 3 vols. 1659

Lot 9: ARGOLI, ANDREA. Ephemerides exactissimae caelestium motuum ad longitudinem Almae Urbis, et Tychonis Brahe hypotheses. 3 vols. 1659

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Description: ARGOLI, ANDREA. Ephemerides exactissimae caelestium motuum ad longitudinem Almae Urbis, et Tychonis Brahe hypotheses, ac deductae e caelo accurate observationes ab anno MDCXLI ad annum MDCC, praeter stellarum fixarum catalogum extat tabula ortus et occasus. Woodcut text diagrams. [20], 587, [3]; [2], 915, [ 1]; [2], 903, [1] pages, including engraved frontispiece portrait of the author and additional title in Volume 1. 3 volumes. 4to, 222x165 mm, contemporary calf gilt, some wear, Volume 3 front joint cracked at bottom, cover corners worn through; first volume lacking rear free endpaper, second volume lacking front free endpaper, with clean tear across 3e3, light dampstaining in lower outer corners at end of third volume. Lyon: Jean-Antoine Huguetan & Marc-Antoine Ravaud, 1659

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ARGOLI, ANDREA. Tabulae primi mobilis.  3 parts in 2 vols.  1667

Lot 10: ARGOLI, ANDREA. Tabulae primi mobilis. 3 parts in 2 vols. 1667

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Description: ARGOLI, ANDREA. Tabulae primi mobilis. [6], 95, [1], 757, [1]; 995, [1] pages, including engraved title. 3 parts in 2 volumes. 4to, 225x162 mm, contemporary vellum boards, spine ends worn, turn-ins spring; dark marginal stain on opening leaves in both volumes, varying dampstaining and foxing elsewhere, marginal worming toward end of first volume not impairing legibility. Padua: heirs of Paolo Frambotto, 1667

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BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne. 1775

Lot 11: BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne. 1775

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Description: BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne, depuis son Origine jusqu'à l'Établissement de l'École d'Alexandrie. 3 folding engraved plates. [2], xxii, 526 pages. 4to, 245x195 mm, contemporary mottled sheep gilt with morocco lettering piece, leather surface partly worn through on spine and rear cover; scattered minor spotting . Paris: les Frères De Bure, 1775

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BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Histoire de l'Astronomie Moderne.  3 vols.  1779-85

Lot 12: BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Histoire de l'Astronomie Moderne. 3 vols. 1779-85

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Description: BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Histoire de l'Astronomie Moderne depuis la Fondation de l'École d'Alexandrie, jusqu'à l'Époque de M.D.CC.XXX. 18 folding engraved plates. xvi, 728; [4], 751, [1]; [4], 415, [3] pages, including half-titles, and final blank in Volume 3. 3 volumes. 4to, Volumes 1-2 259x195 mm, contemporary mottled calf gilt with morocco lettering pieces, rear joints partly cracked, contents clean; Volume 3 249x197 mm, modern specked sheep gilt with morocco lettering pieces, opening leaves browned. Paris: les Frères De Bure, 1779-82; De Bure, 1785

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BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Lettres sur l'Origine des Sciences, et celle des Peuples de l'Asie, adressées à M. de Voltaire.  1777

Lot 13: BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Lettres sur l'Origine des Sciences, et celle des Peuples de l'Asie, adressées à M. de Voltaire. 1777

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Description: BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Lettres sur l'Origine des Sciences, et celle des Peuples de l'Asie, adressées à M. de Voltaire . . . & précédées de quelques Lettres de M. de Voltaire à l'Auteur. [4], 348 pages. 8vo, 198x123 mm, contemporary sheep gilt with morocco lettering piece, joints starting at top; scattered minor spotting. London: Elmesly & Paris: Frères De Bure, 1777

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BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Mémoires d'un Témoin de la Révolution.  3 vols.  1804

Lot 14: BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Mémoires d'un Témoin de la Révolution. 3 vols. 1804

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Description: BAILLY, JEAN-SYLVAIN. Mémoires d'un Témoin de la Révolution. [4], 335, [1]; [4], 388; [4], 374, [2] pages, including half-titles, and errata leaf at end. 3 volumes. 8vo, 206x124 mm, contemporary tree calf with red morocco lettering pieces, cover corners bumped and rubbed; small paper flaw in blank outer margin of Volume 2 title, occasional toning or browning in Volume 3. Paris: Levrault, Schoell et C.nie, 1804

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BAROZZI, FRANCESCO. Cosmografia.  1607

Lot 15: BAROZZI, FRANCESCO. Cosmografia. 1607

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Description: BAROZZI, FRANCESCO. Cosmografia . . . la quale . . . introduce alla Grande Matematica Costruzione di Tolomeo e a tutta l'Astrologia. Woodcut text illustrations and diagrams. [8], 230, [16] leaves. 8vo, 173x114 mm, contemporary limp vellum, spine darkened, missing small portion of vellum; dark stains in outer margin of opening leaves, scattered foxing. Venice: Grazioso Perchacino, 1607

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BARROW, ISAAC. Geometrical Lectures: Explaining the Generation, Nature and Properties of Curve Lines.  1735

Lot 16: BARROW, ISAAC. Geometrical Lectures: Explaining the Generation, Nature and Properties of Curve Lines. 1735

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Description: BARROW, ISAAC. Geometrical Lectures: Explaining the Generation, Nature and Properties of Curve Lines. English translation by Edmund Stone. 11 folding engraved plates. [4], vi, 309, [3] pages, including engraved additional title. 8vo, 198x124 mm, contemporary calf, neatly rebacked; plates foxed, text crisp and clean, (blank?) lower outer corner torn off last plate. Bookplate of Albert Edgar Lownes. London: Stephen Austen, 1735

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BARTSCH, JACOB. Planispherium stellatum, seu vice-globus coelestis in plano delineatus.  1661

Lot 17: BARTSCH, JACOB. Planispherium stellatum, seu vice-globus coelestis in plano delineatus. 1661

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Description: BARTSCH, JACOB. Planispherium stellatum, seu vice-globus coelestis in plano delineatus. Edited by Andreas Goldmayer. 6 engraved plates; 3 folding celestial maps. [44], 3-152, [170] pages, including engraved additional title and final leaf of binder's instructions. 4to, 200x157 mm, contemporary limp vellum with spine title in ink; marginal dampstaining through most of volume, some browning or foxing. Nuremberg: Christoph Gerhard for Paul Fürst, 1661

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BASSANTIN [or BASSENDYNE], JAMES. Astronomia, opus absolutissimum.  1599

Lot 18: BASSANTIN [or BASSENDYNE], JAMES. Astronomia, opus absolutissimum. 1599

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Description: BASSANTIN [or BASSENDYNE], JAMES. Astronomia, opus absolutissimum. Numerous woodcut diagrams, including 17 full-page (none with volvelles). [4], 262 pages. Folio, 427x290 mm, contemporary vellum boards, covers slightly warped, with lower outer corners damaged, bottom spine compartment off; moderate to heavy foxing throughout, worming in blank margins at beginning and end, light marginal dampstaining at end. Bookplate of the New York Historical Society (Samuel Verplanck Hoffman bequest). [Geneva]: Jean II de Tournes, 1599

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BECQUEREL, HENRI. Recherches sur une Propriété Nouvelle de la Matière.  1903

Lot 19: BECQUEREL, HENRI. Recherches sur une Propriété Nouvelle de la Matière. 1903

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Description: BECQUEREL, HENRI. Recherches sur une Propriété Nouvelle de la Matière: Activité Radiante Spontanée ou Radioactivité de la Matière. 13 photographic plates. 4to, 282x226 mm, original wrappers, spine cracked, some stains on front cover; minor marginal foxing on plate 4, contents otherwise clean; uncut and unopened; 1/4 morocco slipcase. Paris, 1903

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BILLY, JACQUES DE, S.J. Tabulae Lodoicaeae; seu, Universa eclipseon doctrina tabulis, praeceptis ac demonstrationibus explicata.  1656

Lot 20: BILLY, JACQUES DE, S.J. Tabulae Lodoicaeae; seu, Universa eclipseon doctrina tabulis, praeceptis ac demonstrationibus explicata. 1656

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Description: BILLY, JACQUES DE, S.J. Tabulae Lodoicaeae; seu, Universa eclipseon doctrina tabulis, praeceptis ac demonstrationibus explicata. [16], 186, [2] pages. 4to, 224x169 mm, 19th-century 1/4 calf, rebacked; marginal dampstaining through most of volume, scattered foxing, upper outer corner of title and next 2 leaves torn and restored affecting a few letters. Dijon: Pierre Palliot, 1656

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BIOT, JEAN-BAPTISTE. Traité Élémentaire d'Astronomie Physique . . . Seconde Édition.  3 vols.  1810-11

Lot 21: BIOT, JEAN-BAPTISTE. Traité Élémentaire d'Astronomie Physique . . . Seconde Édition. 3 vols. 1810-11

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Description: BIOT, JEAN-BAPTISTE. Traité Élémentaire d'Astronomie Physique . . . Seconde Édition. 41 folding engraved plates; 10 folding leaves of tables. xx, 455, [1]; xi, [1], 563, [1]; xvi, 243, [1], 215, [1], 192, 58 pages, including half-titles. 3 volumes. 8vo, 201x127 mm, contemporary calf gilt, spines worn; occasional browning of text, plates clean. Stamps of the Bibliothèque Mathématique de l'Université de Genève on titles and elsewhere in text. Paris: Klostermann, 1810-11

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BIOT, JEAN-BAPTISTE. Traité de Physique Expérimentale et Mathématique.  4 vols.  1816

Lot 22: BIOT, JEAN-BAPTISTE. Traité de Physique Expérimentale et Mathématique. 4 vols. 1816

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Description: BIOT, JEAN-BAPTISTE. Traité de Physique Expérimentale et Mathématique. 22 folding engraved plates; 5 folding tables. [4], lxvi, 538, [2]; [4], 551, [1]; [4], 514, [2]; [4], 780, [1] pages, including half-titles, and errata leaf at end of Volumes 1, 3, and 4. 4 volumes. 8vo, 198x126 mm, contemporary 1/4 calf gilt, Volume 4 rear joint cracked, other joints starting; scattered foxing. Paris: Deterville, 1816

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BIOT, JEAN-BAPTISTE. Études sur l'Astronomie Indienne et l'Astronomie Chinoise.  1862

Lot 23: BIOT, JEAN-BAPTISTE. Études sur l'Astronomie Indienne et l'Astronomie Chinoise. 1862

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Description: BIOT, JEAN-BAPTISTE. Études sur l'Astronomie Indienne et l'Astronomie Chinoise. 2 folding plates; folding chart. lii, 398 pages, including half-title. 8vo, 212x132 mm, contemporary 1/4 morocco gilt, spine faded; contents generally clean, blank upper inner corner torn from last leaf. Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1862

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BOHNENBERGER, JOHANN GOTTLIEB FRIEDRICH. Astronomie.  1811

Lot 24: BOHNENBERGER, JOHANN GOTTLIEB FRIEDRICH. Astronomie. 1811

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Description: BOHNENBERGER, JOHANN GOTTLIEB FRIEDRICH. Astronomie. 8 folding engraved plates. [6], 710, [2] pages. 8vo, 203x128 mm, contemporary marbled boards, worn, missing portion of paper from spine; scattered marginal foxing. Tübingen: Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, 1811

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BOSSUT, CHARLES. Histoire Générale des Mathématiques. 2 vols. 1810 + LIBES, ANTOINE. Histoire . . . de la Physique. 4 vols. 1810-13

Lot 25: BOSSUT, CHARLES. Histoire Générale des Mathématiques. 2 vols. 1810 + LIBES, ANTOINE. Histoire . . . de la Physique. 4 vols. 1810-13

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Description: BOSSUT, CHARLES. Histoire Générale des Mathématiques, depuis leur Origine jusqu'à l'Année 1808. Engraved portrait of the author. [4], xxviii, 459, [1]; [4], 533, [7] pages, including half-titles. 2 volumes * LIBES, ANTOINE. Histoire Philosophique des Progrès de la Physique. [4], viii, 291, [1]; [4], 303, [1]; [4], 330, [2]; [4], 272 pages, including half-titles, and ad leaf at end of Volume 3. 4 volumes. Together, 6 volumes. 8vo, 194x119 mm, contemporary 1/4 sheep gilt, spines faded, Volume 2 spine chipped at top; and 195x125 mm, contemporary 1/4 calf gilt; some toning in first work, marginal dampstaining throughout the second. first edition/span of the second work. Paris: F. Louis, 1810; Paris: Courcier, 1810-13

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BRISSON, MATHIEU-JACQUES. Dictionnaire Raisonné de Physique. 4 vols. in 3. 1781

Lot 26: BRISSON, MATHIEU-JACQUES. Dictionnaire Raisonné de Physique. 4 vols. in 3. 1781

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Description: BRISSON, MATHIEU-JACQUES. Dictionnaire Raisonné de Physique [with Observations sur les Nouvelles Découvertes Aërostatiques et sur la Probabilité de pouvoir diriger des Ballons]. [4], xvi, 708; [4], 769 pages, including half-titles; 90 engraved plates. [2] (of [6]) pages; [2], 34 pages; plate volume lacks half-title and leaf after title. Together, 4 volumes in 3. 4to, 254x193 mm, first 2 volumes in contemporary mottled calf gilt, third in contemporary 1/2 calf; dampstaining in gutters at end of Volume 2, contents otherwise clean. 19th-century religious institutional stamp on titles. Paris: Leboucher & Lamy, 1781

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BROWN, ERNEST WILLIAM. An Introductory Treatise on the Lunar Theory. 1896 + BROWN & HEDRICK. Tables of the Moon. 1919

Lot 27: BROWN, ERNEST WILLIAM. An Introductory Treatise on the Lunar Theory. 1896 + BROWN & HEDRICK. Tables of the Moon. 1919

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Description: BROWN, ERNEST WILLIAM. An Introductory Treatise on the Lunar Theory. xvi, 292 pages, with errata slip tipped in. the astronomer wallace john eckert's copy,/span with his signature (see lot 57) * BROWN, ERNEST WILLIAM; and HEDRICK, HENRY BENJAMIN. Tables of the Motion of the Moon. xii, [2], 140; 39, [1]; [2], 223, [1]; [2], 99, [1]; [2], 56; 102 pages. 6 parts in one volume. Together, 2 volumes. 8vo, 260x168 mm, original cloth, needs rebacking, cover corners worn through; and folio, 321x242 mm, later linen, spine and top of front cover faded; contents of both volumes clean. Cambridge: University Press, 1896; New Haven: Yale University Press, 1919

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CALVISIUS, SETHUS. Opus chronologicum . . . editio altera & auctior & correctior.  1650

Lot 28: CALVISIUS, SETHUS. Opus chronologicum . . . editio altera & auctior & correctior. 1650

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Description: CALVISIUS, SETHUS. Opus chronologicum . . . cui praemissa est, Isagoge chronologica . . . editio altera & auctior & correctior. [8], 1030, [99] pages, including half-title, and errata leaf at end. Folio, 323x198 mm, early binding of 1/2 blind-tooled pigskin with medieval liturgical manuscript vellum over boards; scattered foxing. Biographical note about the author on front flyleaf by J. S. Tschirschnitz of Poznan. Frankfurt am Main & Emden: Anton Hummius for Christian Gerlach and Simon Beckenstein, 1650

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CARELLO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA. Ephemerides . . . at annos XIX incipientes ab anno Christi MDLVIII usque ad annum MDLXXVII.  1558

Lot 29: CARELLO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA. Ephemerides . . . at annos XIX incipientes ab anno Christi MDLVIII usque ad annum MDLXXVII. 1558

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Description: CARELLO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA. Ephemerides . . . at annos XIX incipientes ab anno Christi MDLVIII usque ad annum MDLXXVII. Woodcut text diagrams. [4], 86, [266] leaves. 4to, 228x171 mm, 18th-century 1/2 vellum, paste-paper boards; minor stains in upper margins in first half of volume, blank lower outer corner of title and next 2 leaves restored, dark dampstaining toward end, last leaf torn and remargined with several words in pen-and-ink facsimile on recto and some text loss to errata on verso. Riccardi I, 261. Venice: Officina Erasmiana, apud Vincentium Valgrisium et haeredes Baldassari Constantini, 1558

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CASSINI, JACQUES.  Éléments d'Astronomie.  1740

Lot 30: CASSINI, JACQUES. Éléments d'Astronomie. 1740

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Description: CASSINI, JACQUES. Éléments d'Astronomie. 21 folding engraved plates. xvi, [12], 643 pages. 4to, 250x191 mm, contemporary sheep gilt; worming in blank upper margins toward beginning and in blank upper outer corner of plates, some plates dampstained in outer margin. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1740

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CASSINI, JACQUES. Tables Astronomiques. 1740 + CASSINI DE THURY, CÉSAR-FRANÇOIS. Addition aux Tables Astronomiques. 1756

Lot 31: CASSINI, JACQUES. Tables Astronomiques. 1740 + CASSINI DE THURY, CÉSAR-FRANÇOIS. Addition aux Tables Astronomiques. 1756

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Description: CASSINI, JACQUES. Tables Astronomiques du Soleil, de la Lune, des Planètes, des Étoiles Fixes, et des Satellites de Jupiter et de Saturne. 5 folding engraved plates. xiv, [6], 120, 222 pages; lacks errata leaf at end * CASSINI DE THURY, CÉSAR-FRANÇOIS. Addition aux Tables Astronomiques de M. Cassini. [2], 98 pages. Together, 2 volumes in one. 4to, 254x195 mm, contemporary calf gilt, top of spine worn, short crack at top of front joint, upper cover corners worn through; occasional toning, scattered stains or spotting. Contemporary label of the Bordeaux bookseller J. Chappuis aîné. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1740; Paris: (Antoine Boudet for) Durand, 1756

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CASSINI DE THURY, CÉSAR-FRANÇOIS. Le Méridienne de l'Observatoire Royal de Paris.  1744

Lot 32: CASSINI DE THURY, CÉSAR-FRANÇOIS. Le Méridienne de l'Observatoire Royal de Paris. 1744

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Description: CASSINI DE THURY, CÉSAR-FRANÇOIS. Le Méridienne de l'Observatoire Royal de Paris, vérifiée dans toute l'Étendue du Royaume par de Nouvelles Observations. 9 folding engraved plates; 5 folding engraved maps. [10], 292, ccxxxv, [17] pages, including half-title. 4to, 249x186 mm, contemporary mottled calf gilt, front cover detached; occasional foxing; marbled edges. Paris: Hippolyte-Louis & Jacques Guérin, 1744

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CAVENDISH, HENRY. Experiments to determine the Density of the Earth. In: Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 88.  1798

Lot 33: CAVENDISH, HENRY. Experiments to determine the Density of the Earth. In: Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 88. 1798

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Description: CAVENDISH, HENRY. Experiments to determine the Density of the Earth. in:/span Philosophical Transactions, Volume 88, pages 469-526. 24 folding engraved plates, including 2 for the Cavendish paper; folding table. vi, 199, [1], 26, v, [1], 201-598, [8] pages. 4to, 246x207 mm, modern 1/2 calf with morocco lettering piece, spine faded; stains at beginning and end, including dark stains in lower inner corner of first several plates. London: (W. Bulmer & Co. for) Peter Elmsly, 1798

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CESARIS, ANGELO DE. Efemeridi Astronomiche per l'Anno 1775. 1774 + Ephemerides Astronomicae anni intercalaris 1776. 1775

Lot 34: CESARIS, ANGELO DE. Efemeridi Astronomiche per l'Anno 1775. 1774 + Ephemerides Astronomicae anni intercalaris 1776. 1775

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Description: CESARIS, ANGELO DE. Efemeridi Astronomiche per l'Anno 1775. Calcolate pel Meridiano di Milano. Folding engraved plate. [2], 194 pages * Ephemerides Astronomicae anni intercalaris 1776. Ad meridianum Mediolanensem supputatae. Engraved frontispiece; folding plate. 203, [5] pages, including errata leaf and final blank. Together, 2 volumes, both printed on heavy paper. 8vo, 206x131 mm, modern stiff wrappers, and 201x123 mm, contemporary sheep gilt with unidentified monogram on covers, top of spine worn; contents of both volumes crisp and clean. Bookplates of St. John's College, Cambridge, in second volume (Thomas Catton bequest, released). Milan: Giuseppe Galeazzo, 1774; 1775

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CLAIRAUT, ALEXIS-CLAUDE. Élémens d'Algèbre . . . Troisième Édition.  1760

Lot 35: CLAIRAUT, ALEXIS-CLAUDE. Élémens d'Algèbre . . . Troisième Édition. 1760

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Description: CLAIRAUT, ALEXIS-CLAUDE. Élémens d'Algèbre . . . Troisième Édition. 10 folding tables. xxiv, 348 pages; lacks the 2 blanks at end. 8vo, 189x119 mm, contemporary mottled calf, flat spine attractively gilt with morocco lettering piece; contents clean. Paris: (J. Chardon for) David, 1760

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CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J.  Novi calendarii Romani apologia, adversus Michaelem Maestlinum . . . Mathematicum. 1588

Lot 36: CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J. Novi calendarii Romani apologia, adversus Michaelem Maestlinum . . . Mathematicum. 1588

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Description: CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPHER, S.J. Novi calendarii Romani apologia, adversus Michaelem Maestlinum Goeppingensem, in Academia Tubingensi Mathematicum. [74] (of [80]), 398, [2] pages; lacks the 3 leaves after the title (dedication to Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II) and the last leaf, blank except for printer's device on verso. 4to, 211x152 mm, 17th-century calf gilt with later leather lettering piece, top of spine chipped; occasional soiling, foxing, and dampstaining, title torn and mounted with substantial portion of text supplied in pen-and-ink facsimile, upper outer corner of b1 excised and restored with text similarly replaced. apud Sanctium & Soc., 1588

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CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J.  Astrolabium.  1593

Lot 37: CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J. Astrolabium. 1593

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Description: CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J. Astrolabium. Woodcut text diagrams. [48], 759, [7] pages, including final blank. 4to, 220x162 mm, 18th-century vellum boards with morocco lettering piece; varying toning and foxing, marginal dampstaining at beginning and end, front free endpaper lacking. Rome: Tipografia Gabiana for Bartolomeo Grassi, 1593

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CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J.  In Sphaeram Joannis de Sacro Bosco Commentarius.  1596

Lot 38: CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J. In Sphaeram Joannis de Sacro Bosco Commentarius. 1596

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Description: CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J. In Sphaeram Joannis de Sacro Bosco Commentarius. Nunc tertio [sic] ab ipso auctore recognitus, et plerisque in locis locupletatus. Woodcut text illustrations and diagrams. [30], 483, [1] pages. 8vo, 18th-century vellum boards; stains and soiling on title, marginal dampstaining toward end, front free endpaper lacking. 18th-century stamp ("Bibliothecae Montis Perusiae") on title and elsewhere in text. Venice: Bernardo Basa, 1596

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CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J.  Algebra.  1609

Lot 39: CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J. Algebra. 1609

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Description: CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J. Algebra. [40], 383 pages. 4to, 201x152 mm, contemporary limp vellum dyed black, spine and front cover rubbed, lacking ties; marginal dampstaining, mainly at beginning end, blank portion of title excised and restored with some discoloration, early owner's scattered marginalia and extensive notes on rear endleaves. Geneva: Stephanus Gamonetus, 1609

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CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J.  Geometrica Practica, Arithmetica Practica, Algebra.  1612

Lot 40: CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J. Geometrica Practica, Arithmetica Practica, Algebra. 1612

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Description: CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J. Geometrica Practica, Arithmetica Practica, Algebra. Numerous woodcut text diagrams. 228; 78, [6]; 181, [1] pages. Folio, 332x206 mm, contemporary limp vellum, spine darkened, with horizontal crack at top; contents severely browned, scattered worming in blank margins. Ownership inscription of Count Wolfgang Engelbert von Auersperg dated 1655 on title; 19th-century bookplate of the Fuerstlich Auerspergsche Fideicommisbibliothek zu Laybach. Mainz: Johann Volmar for Anton Hierat, 1612

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(CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J.)  Euclid. Elementorum Libri XV. Accessit liber XVI.  2 vols. in one. 1607

Lot 41: (CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J.) Euclid. Elementorum Libri XV. Accessit liber XVI. 2 vols. in one. 1607

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Description: (CLAVIUS, CHRISTOPH, S.J.) Euclid. Elementorum Libri XV. Accessit liber XVI. De solidorum regularium cuiuslibet intra quodlibet comparatione. With commentary by Clavius. [128], 671, [1]; 680 pages. 2 volumes in one. 8vo, 189x112 mm, contemporary vellum boards blind-tooled to panel design; contents browned with occasional marginal dampstaining, contemporary owner's notes on front free endpaper and in lower margin of title. Frankfurt am Main: Nicolaus Hoffmann for Jonas Rhodius, 1607

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COSTARD, GEORGE. The History of Astronomy.  1767

Lot 42: COSTARD, GEORGE. The History of Astronomy. 1767

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Description: COSTARD, GEORGE. The History of Astronomy, with its Application to Geography, History, and Chronology; Occasionally Exemplified by the Globes. Woodcut text diagrams. xvi, 308, [1] pages, including half-title and errata leaf. 4to, 259x203 mm, contemporary calf with morocco lettering piece, spine chipped at top, covers detached; minor foxing on opening leaves. London: James Lister for J. Newbery, 1767

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COUSIN, JACQUES-ANTOINE-JOSEPH. Introduction à l'Étude de l'Astronomie Physique. 1787 + Traité de Calcul Différentiel. 1796

Lot 43: COUSIN, JACQUES-ANTOINE-JOSEPH. Introduction à l'Étude de l'Astronomie Physique. 1787 + Traité de Calcul Différentiel. 1796

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Description: COUSIN, JACQUES-ANTOINE-JOSEPH. Introduction à l'Étude de l'Astronomie Physique. 2 engraved plates. xvi, 324 pages * Traité de Calcul Différentiel et de Calcul Intégral. 6 engraved plates. xxiv, 319, [1]; viii, 284 pages. 2 parts in one volume. Together, 2 volumes. 4to, 248x194 mm, contemporary mottled sheep gilt, covers chafed; and 253x200 mm, contemporary tree calf, spine ends chipped, covers detached, with title and next leaf adhered to front cover; scattered foxing in both volumes. Paris: widow Desaint, 1787; (Cellot for) Régent & Bernard, 1796

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CURIE, MARIE. Traité de Radioactivité. 2 vols. 1910

Lot 44: CURIE, MARIE. Traité de Radioactivité. 2 vols. 1910

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Description: CURIE, MARIE. Traité de Radioactivité. Frontispiece portrait of Pierre Curie; 7 plates. xiii, [1], 426; [4], 548 pages, including half-titles. 2 volumes. 8vo, 243x159 mm, later leather gilt, spines faded; contents clean. Harvard Physics Research Library stamps on titles and in text (released). Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1910

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DAMOISEAU DE MONTFORT, MARIE-CHARLES-THEODORE, Baron. Tables de la Lune. 1828

Lot 45: DAMOISEAU DE MONTFORT, MARIE-CHARLES-THEODORE, Baron. Tables de la Lune. 1828

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Description: DAMOISEAU DE MONTFORT, MARIE-CHARLES-THEODORE, Baron. Tables de la Lune, formées par la Seule Théorie de l'Attraction, et suivant la Division de la Circonférence en 360 Degrés. iv, 80 pages, including half-title. Folio, 430x270 mm, contemporary 1/4 black morocco, worn, portion of marbled paper missing from front cover; contents clean. Paris: Bachelier, 1828

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DAMOISEAU DE MONTFORT, MARIE-CHARLES-THEODORE, Baron. Tables Écliptiques des Satellites de Jupiter. 1836

Lot 46: DAMOISEAU DE MONTFORT, MARIE-CHARLES-THEODORE, Baron. Tables Écliptiques des Satellites de Jupiter. 1836

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Description: DAMOISEAU DE MONTFORT, MARIE-CHARLES-THEODORE, Baron. Tables Écliptiques des Satellites de Jupiter, d'après la Théorie de leurs Attractions Mutuelles et les Constantes déduites des Observations. [4], xviii, 232 pages. 4to, 269x215 mm, original wrappers, binding broken, backstrip imperfect, rear cover loose, chipped along edges; infrequent marginal foxing; largely unopened. Paris: Bachelier, 1836

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DARBOUX, JEAN-GASTON. Leçons sur la Théorie Génerale des Surfaces.  4 vols.  1887-96

Lot 47: DARBOUX, JEAN-GASTON. Leçons sur la Théorie Génerale des Surfaces. 4 vols. 1887-96

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Description: DARBOUX, JEAN-GASTON. Leçons sur la Théorie Génerale des Surfaces. vi, 513, [3]; [8], 522; viii, 512; viii, 548 pages. 4 volumes. 8vo, 254x159 mm, contemporary crude 1/4 linen with leather lettering pieces, spines faded and rubbed; contents generally clean. Contemporary booklabels, stamps, and signatures of Georges Allix. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1887-96

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DEIDIER, [-], Abbé. La Mécanique Générale. 1741

Lot 48: DEIDIER, [-], Abbé. La Mécanique Générale. 1741

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Description: DEIDIER, [-], Abbé. La Mécanique Générale, contenant la Statique, l'Airométrie, l'Hydrostatique et l'Hydraulique pour servir d'Introduction aux Sciences Physico-Mathématiques. 29 folding engraved plates; 6 engraved chapter headpieces. [6], xxiv, 632 pages. 4to, 254x190 mm, contemporary speckled calf gilt, slight wear at bottom of spine, horizontal scratch across rear cover; insignificant foxing toward end, bookplate removed. handsome copy./span Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1741

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DELAMBRE, JEAN-BAPTISTE-JOSEPH. Astronomie Théorique et Pratique.  3 vols.  1814

Lot 49: DELAMBRE, JEAN-BAPTISTE-JOSEPH. Astronomie Théorique et Pratique. 3 vols. 1814

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Description: DELAMBRE, JEAN-BAPTISTE-JOSEPH. Astronomie Théorique et Pratique. 29 folding engraved plates. lxiv, 586; [4], 622, [2]; [4], 720 pages, including half-titles, and errata leaf in Volume 2. 3 volumes. 4to, 257x192 mm, mid-19th-century 1/2 black morocco gilt, spine ends and raised bands rubbed; dampstain in blank lower outer corner of plates in Volume 2, outer margin of a few plates trimmed near rule border, contents otherwise clean. Small booklabel of D. Van Nostrand, Publisher & Importer of Scientific Books, on half-titles. handsome set./span Paris: widow Courcier, 1814

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DELAMBRE, JEAN-BAPTISTE-JOSEPH. Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne.  2 vols.  1817

Lot 50: DELAMBRE, JEAN-BAPTISTE-JOSEPH. Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne. 2 vols. 1817

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Description: DELAMBRE, JEAN-BAPTISTE-JOSEPH. Histoire de l'Astronomie Ancienne. 17 folding engraved plates. lxxii, 556; vi, [2], 639, [1] pages, including half-titles. 2 volumes. 4to, 265x211 mm, later 19th-century 1/2 morocco; scattered minor spotting, light dampstaining in gutter of Volume 1 opening leaves. Armorial bookplates of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman (1866-1942). Paris: widow Courcier, 1817

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